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About The Daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1876-1883 | View Entire Issue (May 24, 1879)
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Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Morning, May 24, 1879.
The Dalles Conflagration.
Origin oS?ic Fire All tlie Ho
tels tesii ne Small one Gone.
LOSSES ESTIMATED AT $200,000.
Res is I of a Careless Em
ploye in a lEotel.
Preparations will be Made to Re
build at once.
The Dalles fire originated in the
Pioneer hotel, and was caused by
the carelessness of a waiter in the
oil room, who was smoking or
lighting a lamp. The lire broke
out at twenty minutes past four
and raged for three hours. Little
water was to be had.
The fire advanced with great
rapidity, and there was utmost
consternation. It seemed for a
time that nothing could prevent
the destruction of the entire town.
Buildings melted away with al
most inconceivable rapidity. All
the hotels in town, with the excep
tion of one small one, are gone.
The "Walla Walla hotel, the" Pio
neer, the Empire, and more unfor
tunate still, the Umatilla house,
are all gone. Ilandley & Sinnott
lose $40,000. It is impossible to
ascertain as yet the amount of loss
es and insurance. The whole loss
cannot be less than two hundred
thousand dollars. It is a severe
blow to the town, and yet there
are evidences of courage and de
termination to make effort at once
to repair this calamitous loss. The
town is a business point and must
at once rebuild.
Storm in Salem.
ireat Destruction of Property.
On the afternoon of the 21st
Saletn was visited by a hail storm
of uprecedented violence. The
place was deluged with water, and
property damaged to the extent
of several hundreds of dollars.
Among the losses ennumerated in
the Statesman are many prominent
places of business, including the
Ohemeketa hotel, J. W. Weather
ford, Murphy & Grossman. Hail
fell to the depth of two inches.
.About b p. m. a dark cloud came
down from the east preceded by
frequent claps of thunder and with
an ominous roar, soon the storm
burst upon the city. Immense
hail stones or small icebergs
came crashing down like the
breaking loose of a glacier
over the edge of a precpice, so to
speak, and the rain poured after
Noachian style. For more than
thirty minutes the storm
Svith unabated furv.
The Columbia River
In many respects the Columbia
river is the greatest on the conti
nent. Fourteen hundred miles
above its mouth it is as large as
the Sacramento river is at Rio
Vista, and it rolls to the sea with
increasing grandeur all the wav.
Where it hews its way through the
Cascades, a new and gorgeous pic
ture is painted every moment, as
the mountains are passed, itsweeps
in perfect purity and with immense
volume to the sea. It is watched
by the most magnificent mountains
in the union, and where the rivers
join at the ocean there is an ever
lasting war of waters, which is as
beautiful as it is terrible. By the
by, when communication with
Oregon is cheap and comfortable,
people will cease to go to Europe
in the summers, but will seek the
Cascades of the Columbia and the
health giving Clatsop plains, and
will grow to be better Americans,
as they more fully realize the claims
which their native land has upon
their admiration. The Mississippi
has greater volume than the Co-
lumbia; the, Hudson makes rival
pictures which are as fine as any
painted in the Cascades; but there
is a power of beauty, and purity,
and a wildness about the river of
the west which is all its own, and
which is altogether unapproachable
in its charms.
Ve have received an applica
tion to advertise splendid music
boxes given away, etc., only the
advertisers wishes those persons
who accept a box to write them,
jnviiis: their names, state whether
married or single and inclose one
dollar to pay expenses of adver
sent this advertise
fiiend to ascertain
ment to a
whether the thing was a fraud
not. I he answer came, these
are worth about four cents each,
and goes on to say: "One of our
people visited the place for the
purpose of answering your in
cpjiry and he reports that the most
valuable portion of the stock in
trade which he saw there was a
copy of the American newspaper
directory." "Whoever sends a dol
lar for one of those boxes will find
renewed proof of the old saw that
the fool and his money soon parted.
Keep Your Money Safe.
Ex steamship Oregon I have received an
other consignment uf
TUCKER'S PATJ33TT ALARMS
Counter Alarm Money Drawer
Is proof against Petty Thieves.
1RICI2 $ OO.
E. C. IIOLDEN'.
GK V. PARKEE,
GROCERIES AXI PROVISIONS,
WHITE LEAD, PAINTS and COAL OILS,
Brooms, Brushes and lVooiIen-ivnre.
Tobacco, Cigars and Stationery,
Gcut's Furnishing Goods, Etc.
.Near the Corner
Main nil rt Coiicomly St., Astoria
"Wilson & Fisher
LUBRICATING OILS, COAL OIL,
PAINTS AND OILS.
Sheet, Round, and Square Prepared
PROVISIONS, MILL PEED.
GARDEN SEED, GRASS SEED.
Which will be exchanged for country pro
duce or sold at lowest prices.
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Streets
The only Billiard Itoom in the city wheit?
no liquors are sold.
NEW TABLE JUST PUT UP. CEOKUJ&
has a cosv place and keeps on hand tnc
test brand of Cigars. Also. soda, canuy.
nuts. etc. Opposite Altona Chop Houye.
GEO. ROSS. Vrounett.r.
m F. VOSS,
Cement, Plasterer and Builder of any
kind of Brick Furnaces.
Please leave onler? at Wilson & Fisher's
store, Chenamus street. Astoria. 7-lm
Fish Commissioners Xotice.
NOTICE IS HEKEHY GIVEN THAT
the undersigned will he in readiness
from and after this date, to issue licenses,
at his ofiice up stairs, corner ot Cass und
Sqemoecihe streets, Astoria. Oregon.
n. H. FERGUSON,
Fish Commissioners Xotice.
HE UNDERSIGNED FISH COMMIS-
sioner for W:ishmgton lerntory. hereby
gives notice thai he wiu De at urooKnem
for the rest of the season.
ALBERT T. STREAM.
Nokth Cove, W. T., feb. 17, 13.
BANKING AND INSURANCE.
BANKING AND INSURANCE.
JC W CASE,
Exchange bought and sold on all parts of
the United States and Europe.
OFFICE IlOUltS-From S o'clock a. m.
unt il 4 o'clock v. i.
Hone Mutual Insurance Co.,
J. F. JIOUC.HTOX..
ClIAS. II. STOllY
HAMILTON UOVD. I
GKO. L. Stokv. J
rents lor Oregon
Office Xorthejtst comer of Stark and First
streets, Poi:tlani, Oicegox.
Net C:ish received for Fire Prem
iums in 1877 $335,511 04
Assets, Jan. 1, 1S78 JL. S578.0G5 S5
I. W. CASH, Agent,
LIVERPOOL AND LONDON AND
GLOBE, : ; :
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDONgNDv'
OLD CONNECTICUT WHART
COMMERCIAL Otf CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Representing a capital of SG7,OO0,0OO.
A. VAN DUSEN. Agent
Capital SI 2,500,000.
MATT II. SIBSON, Agent,
ORGANIZED INT 18 63.
TotuI Lose.H Palil Since Ornnlzntioa.
MAGNUS C. CROSBY.
Stoves, Tinware, and
House Furnishing Goods.
Hardware, Brass Goods,
Lead and Iron Pipe, Pipe Fittings,
Engineers Supplies, Sheet Lead, Iron,
Copper, Brass, and Zinc.
G. H. BAIN & GO.
BEING NOW PREPARED "WITH greatly
increased facilitv to furnish the public
with all kinds of
Seasoned A No. 1 Lumber,
Boat kite, Doors, fiiows,
And all kinds of hard wood at very low rates,
Asks an examination of their prices and
large lot of goods which will be sold low for
Steam Mill Near Weston Hotel,
Cor. Genevive and Astor strepts.
T. S. JEWETT.
B. S. KIMBALL.
Draying & Trucking.
ASTORIA TRUCK & DRAY CO.,
Squcmucqtitj st., between Cass and Main,
Contracts fur iruymjrmado aad satisfaction
cuninwpd. Order loft at the Occident xlo
tal or received by mail promptly filled
Losses :npaid $3.(538 37 A
nividends " 1.107 00 TR 5.5.15 37
Surplus for Property Holders...l..?572,470 47
Losses uuid in Oregon in six ycar&.Sll4.5l6 72
O0 W. HUIHEES
Corner of "Water and Olney Streets,
"WHOLESALE DEALER IN
AGENT FOR THE
Golden City Meal forts.
B. W. PAint'E fc SOFT'S
Pay's fooil foriiBf Machinery
Tlie National, Hayrvard,
and Pure Eul)l)er.
COTTON SEINE TWINE
AND NET LINES SOLD AT SAN
Blocks, Oakum, etc.
Star of the Columbiaj
150 Tiro. Test Kerosene.
Turpentine and Varnish,
Made expressly for light sail boats.
For sale at
G. W. HUME'S,
D. K. Warrkx. C.A. McGuikk
Astoria Market !
Corner of Chenamus and Cass streets,
WABRBN & McGTJIRB, Proprietor
(Successors to Uobmn tfc Warren.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all kinds u
Fresh and Cured Meats!
A full line of Family Groceries,
CANNED FRUIT, VEGETABLES, ETC.
iW Butter, Eggs, Cheese, etc. constantly
jKS Ships supplied at tho lowest rates.
Main Street - - Astoria Oregon,
BERGMAN tC BERRY
RESPECTFULLY CALL THE
lAtion of tho puolic to tho
fact that tho
above Market will always bo supplied with
FULL VARIETY BEST QUALITY
FRESH AND CURED MEATS!
Which will be sold at lowest rates, wholesale
and retail. Special attention given to supply
TTest-Eijrhth Street, near the O.
S. K. Co's WJinrr.
JOHN W. WELCH PROPRIETOR
A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF FAMI
ly Groceries, and the various kinds of
first-class Meats and Fish, furnished in best
of style at the market, or delivered tojuy
part of the city. Ordcrsgiven to the messen
gers, or left at the market, will be promptly
My endeavor will he, by prompt attention
and fair dealing, to please my patrons.
fcS7;n fcinus- oi country produce taken ii
exchange for goods, ;uid d
free. CgGive me a c.r
delivered to patrons
Is All TMs Blewii lliont ! '
I HAVE JUST RETURNED
FROM THE EAST AND WMB'
SELL MY GOODS AS
AS ANY HOUSE IN THE CITY
And am not going to say anything ahoul It
A Square Deal Guaranteed
At the comer of Mam and Squemoqhe ata.,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
It is no Use of Talking,
J. 3v. "WIRT'S is the cheapest place to buy
tfJRUlTS OR VEGETABLES,
As he h:is direct from San Francisco by every
steamer, all kinds of vegetables, such
as is in the market.
Apples. Peas, Celery. Caulifower,
AspnrajjUH, Parsnips, Beets, Car
rots. Potatoes. Oranges,
And from Clatsop every day
EGGS. BUTTER, CHEESE. AND HONEY.
Also : keep the best of
CIGARS. TOBACCOS, AND LIQUORS.
Call and examine before
J. K. WIRT:
OATS AND POTATOES j
FOR SEED !
Having just received a new stock, consisting;
of a .splendid assoitmeut of
flats. Caps, ISoots and Shoes,
Groceries, Canned Fruits, etc.
Watclies, Jewelry and Cntlery,
Besides a choice lot of
TOBACCO, CIGABS ANI PIPES.
Wines and Liquors,
Stationery and Fancy Articles.
Which we are offering at the lowest living
prices. Very respectfullv.
At McGce's new building on the roadway.
A W. FEItGUSOX,
Contractor and Builder,
All kinds of Carpenters and Joiners "Work
promptly and neatly executed.
PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, and BILLS
Furnished on short notice at reduced rateq,
Shop Next door east of Episcop.il church.
f T. BEII,
Corner of Pront and A streets.
PORTLAND ... - ORKGCv,
( arLate butcher in the Central Market;.